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Would you agree to pay tuition to have your child attend full-day kindergarten at a public school?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure
Total 883

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
From left, KU students Matt Branham, freshman, Sam Holloway, sophomore, and Emma Brink, junior, photograph ceramics work in the art and design building on KU campus on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. Kansas Board of Regents approves tougher admission standards for public universities
4:46 p.m., December 15, 2010 Updated 5:55 p.m. in print edition on 1A
“The underlying piece of all this was to better prepare people for success, not to eliminate anyone,” said Regent Chair Gary Sherrer, who headed a task force on the standards.
6:00 a.m.
Mario Little's booking photo. KU basketball player Mario Little arrested after altercation involving girlfriend, suspended indefinitely
9:24 a.m., December 16, 2010 Updated 5:36 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Kansas University senior basketball player Mario Little was arrested early Thursday on charges of battery, criminal damage and criminal trespassing.
10:00 a.m.
Tulsa Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham speaks to the press in this January 2006 file photo. According to sources, Cunningham will be hired as the next athletic director at Kansas University. Bubba Cunningham staying at Tulsa
4:38 p.m., December 16, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1B
In a statement released late Thursday afternoon, Tulsa University announced that Bubba Cunningham would remain its athletic director. Kansas University’s search for a new athletic director, which had reached its destination at the doorstep of Tulsa University’s Bubba Cunningham, has resumed.
2:00 p.m.
Holcomb 1, pictured above, is operating at 85 percent capacity. The Holcomb Station Project proposed by Sunflower Electric Power Corporation would add a second plant that would operate at 90 percent capacity. KDHE issues air quality permit for coal-burning power plant near Holcomb
9:41 a.m., December 16, 2010 Updated 3:55 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The proposal by Sunflower Electric Power Corp. has been at the center of political fighting for more than three years.
6:00 p.m.
Zachary Cote, works an active shift as a dancing chicken while advertising downtown for Oh Boy! Chicken at 125 W. 10th St. Odd jobs: In this economy, Lawrence residents are getting creative
10:59 a.m., December 16, 2010 Updated 10:59 a.m.
Tough times call for inventive measures.

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Pump patrol
December 17, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.81 at several stations.
Dental care
Licensing dental therapists is worth considering, but Kansas should take other steps to ensure proper dental care across the state.
December 17, 2010 in print edition on A8
There are several obstacles that can prevent those in need of health care from getting treatment — lack of insurance being chief among them.